December 18th, 2009
12:35 PM ET
7 months ago

Congressional Democrats retain COH advantage in November

Washington (CNN) – The National Republican Senatorial Committee again edged out the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee last month, while the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee kept up its winning streak in November - and Democratic campaign committees in the House and Senate both maintained their massive cash-on-hand advantage over their GOP counterparts.

The NRSC pulled in $3.3 million to the DSCC's $3.0 million, the committees said Friday.

The NRSC pointed to the $1 million increase over figures at the same point in the last off-year cycle; in November 2007, the committee pulled in $2.3 million. The NRSC reported ending November with no debt, but its cash-on-hand - $7.3 million - while a significant increase over October COH numbers, are well below the more than $10 million it had in the bank two years ago.

The DSCC, which spent $2.5 million last month, has $11 million cash-on-hand and $1.7 million in debt.

Last month, the NRSC reported raking in $4 million for October, slightly ahead of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee's $3.72 million. The DSCC had $11.32 million cash on hand for that month, with debt of just over $2 million.

On the House side, Democrats kept up their fundraising dominance over congressional Republicans in November: The DCCC pulled in $3.65 million last month, the committee said Friday. The National Republican Congressional Committee raised $2.3 million, and spent nearly as much: $2.2 million.

The DCCC also retained a major cash-on-hand advantage over the NRCC, reporting $15.35 million to the GOP committee's $4.35 million. The NRCC, carries $2 million in debt; the DCCC spent $2.8 million, carrying debt of nearly $2.7 million.

Democrats are defending 19 Senate seats next year, one more than Republicans.


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soundoff (10 Responses)
  1. Karla, MT

    The Dems are going to do fine because of President Obama. If it means voting Dems in, so that President Obama can finish his agenda, than so be it.

    The Dems will keep the majority in both houses, and the president will be re-elected. All those rabid-right-wing-nut-cases will have to continue to wear their tin-foiled hats and beat the drums of their birther-deather-nation. The rest of the country is sane, and will be voting for President Obama in 2012.

    Obama/Biden 2012

    December 18, 2009 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  2. www.circleparkforum.com

    On the same day that Senate Democrats trashed the weak Medicare buy-in and thus wrecked health care reform, I got an obnoxious email from Sen John Kerry (D-MA), sent on behalf of the DSCC, in which he warned us all about the insidious threat to our way of life posed by people who hang tea bags from their rearview mirrors.

    No joke.

    In the email was this: "The leading GOP Senate candidate in Connecticut, Rob Simmons, has been running around the state with a tea bag hanging from his rearview mirror, and he carries a copy of the United States Constitution with a tea bag attached. Such tactics might seem silly. But they’re working.”

    What can I say? If you’re afraid of people who hang tea bags from their rearview mirrors, then by all means whip out your checkbooks and donate to the DSCC.

    December 18, 2009 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  3. diridi

    GOP is totally messing the nation...wake up...fellow Americans...Joe Leiberman is the biggest idiot....pass this health care with public option....don't care about abortion...it is a lame excuse to get over with...wake up....

    December 18, 2009 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  4. Jane/Seattle

    Now this is the biggest issue we face as a Nation! How to get down to cooperation and end the Competition would be the goal! Why, Where, How, and Who said that the cornerstone of Capitalism – COMPETITION – has to be the one true way? Can't anyone else see that this is what dooms us all? What will WE Do when we are all DEAD because we competed ourselves into Oblivion? This grab for CASH Hinders our ability to accomplish EVERYTHING GOOD! I ask you ALL: WHAT IS The One Single Factor that prevents every Solution? I say IT IS MONEY along with the competititive GREED that prevents – COOPERATION? Please consider this that I offer for FREE!n Thanks, J :o

    December 18, 2009 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  5. Dave

    They better bank all the cash they can because they are going to need it.LOL

    The Dems are fighting for incumbents seats that were safe in january, plus 4 retirements in the last 2 weeks that are in republican districts.
    The liberals are going to see what we think of their destruction of america come 2010.

    December 18, 2009 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  6. John D.

    Why the hell do you not tell the truth here. This is just like how the Crats are running the Country. What is not being said here is that yes the Democrats have more cash on hand and that is because they have not paid their bills. The Republicans owe NO ONE. Do you people really think we are all that stupid. I take that back, the libs want to think/hope we are that stupid. THAT IS THEIR PROBLEM!

    December 18, 2009 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  7. Grant

    Hey John D, did you flunk math? How many times?

    11 – 1.7 = 9.3

    See how that number is bigger than the Republican number? It's called a "net figure"; meaning income minus expense equals 'x'.

    I know, I know math is hard for Republicans. It's OK, it will get easier with a little practice.

    December 18, 2009 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  8. Al

    Uh JohnD,
    Do the math a little better huh? take $1.7million in debt away from $11 million in the bank. That's $9.3 million. Still a little more than the $7.3 million republicans had in the bank. Typical righty..bad math and memory, just like McCain.

    December 18, 2009 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  9. David

    So the RNC is getting extra money from the rich, because Obama taxed them more. So the GOP as usual supports the rich and leave the middle class along with every other class behind. thanks for the update on old news.

    December 18, 2009 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  10. David

    obviously some people are really stupid if they think the GOP own no one. They owe this country for the pain and suffering endured by 8 years of BUSH. The common respect of rules and laws were thrown out during his 8 years, all because most were blindly lead by false information. Funny how no one recalls those 8 years and how that got us were we are in the economy and war!

    December 18, 2009 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |